35 goal setting quotes to inspire every modern worker

Knowledge Development and Upskilling
March 3, 2024
3 minutes
Share this post

A quote from Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe "It is not enough to take steps which may someday lead to a goal; each step must be itself a goal and a step likewise.”

  • It is not enough to take steps which may someday lead to a goal; each step must be itself a goal and a step likewise.” - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
  • I think goals should never be easy. They should force you to work, even if they are uncomfortable at the time. - Michael Phelps
  • Without dreams and goals, there is no living, only merely existing, and that is not why we are here. - Mark Twain
  • If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things. - Albert Einstein
  • A good goal is like a strenuous exercise – it makes you stretch.  — Mary Kay Ash
  • A dream written down with a date becomes a goal. A goal broken down into steps becomes a plan. A plan backed by action makes your dreams come true. — Greg S. Reid

I think goals should never be easy. They should force you to work, even if they are uncomfortable at the time. - Michael Phelps

  • A goal without a plan is just a wish. — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  • Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. — Sir Edmund Hillary
  • Always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody says distract you from your goals. — Michelle Obama
  • If you're bored with life, if you don't get up every morning with a burning desire to do things - you don't have enough goals. — Lou Holtz
  • A goal is not always meant to be reached; it often serves simply as something to aim at. — Bruce Lee
  • You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. — C.S. Lewis
  • I am always more interested in what I am about to do than what I have already done. — Rachel Carson
  • There are only two rules for being successful. One, figure out exactly what you want to do, and two, do it. — Mario Coumo

Without dreams and goals, there is no living, only merely existing, and that is not why we are here. - Mark Twain

  • One part at a time, one day at a time, we can accomplish any goal we set for ourselves. — Karen Casey
  • Your goal should be just out of reach, but not out of sight. — Remi Witt
  • Goals are dreams with deadlines. — Diana Scharf
  • With consistency and reps and routine you're going to achieve your goals and get where you want to be. — Mandy Rose
  • “When your clarity meets your conviction and you apply action to the equation, your world will begin to transform before your eyes.” — Lisa Nichols
  • "Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars." – Les Brown
  • "The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score." – Bill Copeland
  • "The great danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark." – Michelangelo

If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things. - Albert Einstein

  • "If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time." – Zig Ziglar
  • “Without goals, and plans to reach them, you are like a ship that has set sail with no destination.” — Fitzhugh Dodson
  • “I have a motto on my bedroom wall: ‘Obstacles are what you see when you take your eye off the goal.‘ Giving up is not my style. I just want to do something that's worthwhile.” — Chris Burke
  • “People with goals succeed because they know where they're going.” — Earl Nightingale
  • “A year from now you may wish you had started today.” ― Karen Lamb
  • “When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.” ― Napoleon Hill

A good goal is like a strenuous exercise – it makes you stretch.  — Mary Kay Ash

  • “One of the secrets of life is to make stepping stones out of stumbling blocks.” — Jack Penn
  • “Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.” — Stephen A. Brennan
  • “You can't hit a home run unless you step up to the plate. You can't catch a fish unless you put your line in the water. You can't reach your goals if you don't try.” — Kathy Seligman
  • “Obstacles can't stop you. Problems can't stop you. Most of all, other people can't stop you. Only you can stop you.” — Jeffrey Gitomer
  • “A dream becomes a goal when action is taken toward its achievement.” — Bo Bennett
  • "The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me." — Ayn Rand
  • “Begin with the end in mind.” — Stephen Covey

Get your free resource
Cover of The Executive Enabler VA Workbook: A sleek design featuring essential tools and insights for virtual assistants, helping you excel in your freelancing journey.
This workbook was designed with the newbie VA in mind. This will help you determine your niche, your service offerings, crafting your portfolio, and more.
About
I'm Jelly, main writer and owner of TEE, and I've been a VA for more than 10 years now. The Executive Enabler has been created in the hopes to help and guide new VAs in their journey.

Check out our tools & resources for templates and more.